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Running head: SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYScenario-Based Case StudyDale FariaColumbia Southern University
SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYSection 1The warehouse is equipped with an automatic wet sprinkler system, fire pump, and amonitored fire alarm control unit (FACU). There are also in-rack sprinkler heads since thebuilding and fire suppression systems was designed for noncombustible materials. But thewarehouse did not just store noncombustible, over time they added combustible materials anddid not upgrade the fire suppression nor did they re-classify the storage facility to include thecombustible materials. The fire alarm control unit did not sense the smoke, and the heat detectorsfailed to detect the heat due to their placement between the steel beams.The International Association of Fire Chiefs have priorities for reducing death fromstructure fires to zero and limit property damage. (Brakhage, Abrams, & Fortney, 2016). Withthat in mind the warehouse failed those priorities and put everyone at risk. With the renovation ofthe warehouse and the upgrade to the fire suppression system there will be heat and smokedetectors.Where heat detectors are used, NFPA 72 requires that they be spaced on smoothceilings less than 10 ft (3 m) high, in accordance with their listed spacing. Theinstalled spacing is equal to the listed or approved spacing. For ceilings higherthan 10 ft (3 m), NFPA 72 contains reduction factors to be applied to the listedspacing. Therefore, as ceiling height increases, the installed spacing becomes lessthan the listed spacing. Reduction factors for joisted, beamed, and sloped ceilingsare also contained in NFPA 72. (Schifiliti, 2006, pp. 117)Due to the high ceilings the heat detectors will be placed along the wall and on the ceiling to givecomplete coverage of the area of the whole warehouse. If need be lowering arms will be installed
SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYto bring the heat detectors closer to the items that are being stored so they can provide the best

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Active fire protection, Fire protection, NFPA, Fire Pump

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